Your wedding day is a day when you want to look and feel your best. It’s a day you will treasure, when all eyes are on you and, of course, the photographs will be with you forever. In addition to the dress, shoes and hair, your skin should also be on your radar. The first point to remember is not to leave it too late before you start thinking about your skin, particularly if there are problem areas you want to address. The more time you give your skin, the more likely you will be to make a real difference.
Here are 7 skincare tips to help you achieve the bridal glow you’re looking for.
- Use exfoliating products
Products that contain AHAs or exfoliating acids should help to get rid of dead skin cells that have built up on your skin over time. The dead skin can make your complexion look dull and removing it can lead to brighter and fresher skin.
- No new products in the month before the wedding
From skin and hair products to the powder you wash your clothes in, don’t make any changes in the month before your wedding. If you discover a sensitivity or allergy to something it will need a few weeks to calm down again.
- Drink green tea
Green tea is a great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which can help to reduce and prevent acne breakouts. In addition, it has also been linked to supporting weight loss (if this is what you’re looking for) alongside a balanced diet and exercise routine.
- If losing weight, do so carefully
Crash dieting is rarely a good idea at any time, but it can be particularly problematic if you do so just before your wedding. If you do want to lose some weight, try to ensure you retain the necessary energy and nutrients needed for your body to function as well as healthy hair, skin and nails. A multi-vitamin supplement may be helpful in this area. It’s also worth using a body moisturizer with Vitamin E to minimize the risk of developing stretch marks. Here is some advice on getting rid of stretch marks.
- Tackle wrinkles and fine lines
If you are concerned about fine lines or wrinkles, consider buying yourself a wrinkle remover device that uses infrared and red light therapy to tone your skin. With regular use leading up to the big day, you should be able to see a significant improvement.
- Use sunscreen
While you want to avoid sunburn and tan lines before your wedding, you should also remember that sun exposure will age your skin. Start using sunscreen in your daily routine and if you are getting married in a sunny country or in summer keep reapplying it through the day.
- Have a fake tan trial run
If you are planning to use fake tan, opt for a professional service and have a trial run a few weeks before the big day. This will ensure you get a shade that suits you and you can avoid getting a skin reaction just before the big day.